7 Documentaries That Spark Your Creativity

Are you looking for something to spark your creativity? and to stay inspired by people, places, and things? Creativity comes from life and a well-determined mind. Some of those documentaries below will show you how creative a person can be and how they bring creativity into reality.

Waste land:

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Waste Land is a 2010 British-Brazilian documentary film directed by Lucy Walker. The film talks about an artist Vik Muniz, who travels to the world’s largest landfill, to find a way to transform waste into contemporary art. This is an inspiring example of how you can take waste and transform it into something beautiful and meaningful.

Sky Ladder:

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Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang directed by Kevin Macdonald in 2016, is about the life and work of Cai Guo-Qiang known for his artwork with the help of gunpowder. The story is about his life, and all the way to present day highly-publicized public art performances on a global scale.

Eames, the Architect and the Painter:

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Eames: The Architect and the Painter is a documentary film about American designers Charles and Ray Eames and the Eames Office, starting with chair design, also moving through architecture, photography and film. This documentary illuminates how Ray and Charles Eames fused craft and thinking in their design process.

Rivers and Tides:

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Rivers and Tides is a 2001 documentary film directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer about the British artist Andy Goldsworthy, who creates intricate and ephemeral sculptures from natural materials such as rocks, leaves, flowers, and icicles. It reminds people that there are opportunities all around us to create meaning and beauty if we only have the vision and the persistence to make them real.


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Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World is a 2018 documentary film that explores the investigative journalism work published of Bellingcat. It highlights how researchers often solve puzzles by exploring the extremes and see things through the eyes of the people who experience them to find the truth.

Jodorowsky’s Dune:

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Jodorowsky’s Dune is a 2013 American-French documentary film directed by Frank Pavich. The film explores cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s unsuccessful attempt to adapt and film Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction novel Dune in the mid-1970s. It’s a film about a movie that never got made, but the creators’ dreams were so big they managed to change cinema forever without shooting a single frame.

Fantastic Fungi:

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Fantastic Fungi is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Louie Schwartzberg. The film combines time-lapse cinematography, and interviews in an overview of the biology, environmental roles, and various uses of fungi. The movie and its subject matter—the healing and potentially planet-saving abilities of the fungus beneath our feet—walks the line between science and spirituality.

Stay positive and creative, also comment below what keeps you creative?

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